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Sneak peek at new city hall

Construction on Hinesville's new 48,327-square-foot, three-story city hall currently is ahead of schedule. The city broke ground on the $7 million brick and balustrade structure last June after demolishing the old city-hall building.

May 01, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Officials announce updates, projects

City and county officials convened Wednesday to discuss community issues, low Census numbers and what each entity has been involved in since last year's workshop.

April 29, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Officials get ‘OK’ grade at workshop

City and county officials gave themselves a C average when grading how they have followed up on projects in the past year.

April 29, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Nearly $3,000 raised for Long Co. teen with cancer

The Long County Sheriff's Office and the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department Auxiliary donated $2,982 to the family of Josh Berry to help with the costs of the teen's cancer treatment.

April 28, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Local legal icon honored

Municipal Court Judge Gary Sinrich was honored Tuesday for his 23 years of service to the city of Hinesville. Sinrich told those assembled that he loves his job and does not plan to retire anytime soon. Municipal court is held at 8 a.m. every Wednesday.

April 27, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


County ready to move into new justice center

There's a lot of moving going on in downtown Hinesville.

April 26, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Council expects to move forward with road-widening

The widening and reconstruction of Frank Cochran Drive soon will move forward, Hinesville officials said Thursday during a regular city council meeting.

April 25, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Officials prep for planning retreat

City and county officials will come together on St. Simons Island starting Wednesday for a three-day workshop to discuss short- and long-term planning goals for Liberty County.

April 25, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Hinesville honors top employees, retirees

The city of Hinesville on Wednesday honored its employees of the year, new employees and retirees. Awards also were distributed to workers who had logged between five and 35 years of service with the city.

April 23, 2011 | Hollie Moore Barnidge | Local news


Mayor: State of city good, not great

In his annual state-of-the-city address Thursday, Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas said the city is in good, not "great" shape. Thomas offered his take on the city's status during a Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Progress through People luncheon at the National Guard Armory on Highway 84 in Hinesville.

April 22, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Man arrested after trying to rob bank

A Hinesville Police Department officer sustained a broken nose Wednesday morning when he got into a scuffle with a suspect who reportedly was in the process of robbing Bank of America in Hinesville.

April 22, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Midway continues search for new officer

The Midway City Council at its April meeting announced it will continue to look for applicants to fill an additional police officer position.

April 21, 2011 | By Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Library board presses for new Hinesville branch

The Liberty County Library Board of Trustees learned during Monday's quarterly meeting that the new site for the Midway-Riceboro branch may be ready next year, and members decided to press for action on the new building for the Hinesville branch.

April 21, 2011 | By Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Pinching pennies at the pump

Gas prices just keep getting higher and higher, and there's no telling when it may stop.

April 20, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Group to rebuild home lost to Long fire

Long County residents gathered Monday at the Ludowici Church of God to begin the organizational process of building a house for Thomas and Gladys Patton, who lost their home last month in the fire that burned more than 4,000 acres. Fifteen people, including builders, homemakers and firefighters, attended the meeting to learn how they could help with the project.

April 20, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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Wastewater plant has second failure in a week

Hinesville announced Thursday that its Water Pollution Control Plant located on Ft. Stewart experienced a release of 5.65 million gallons of partially treated wastewater ...

January 11, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Walthourville police chief fired

Embattled Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman was fired Wednesday after a a hearing held between city officials and Quarterman. After the hearing City Clerk Melissa ...

January 11, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


5 million gallons spill at sewage plant

Hinesville announced Friday that its sewage plant on Fort Stewart released 5.47 million gallons of partially treated wastewater into Taylors Creek after an equipment ...

January 11, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Mayor breaks deadlock

Presiding over his first Midway City Council meeting Monday, new Mayor Levern Clancy Jr. cast a tie-breaking vote to elect former Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington ...

January 11, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. | Local news


Martin honored for service to her city

Former Flemington Mayor Sandra Martin was recognized with the lifetime service award from the Georgia Municipal Association in recognition of her 36 years of service ...

January 11, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Nelson attends convocation in Atlanta

City of Hinesville Councilwoman Vicky Nelson attended the Eugene C. Tillman, Sr. Memorial Prayer Convocation hosted by State Rep. Al Williams on Sunday, Jan. 7 ...

January 10, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


2017 in review: SPLOST, controversy

May 3: Detective Suzie Jackson, who had been with the Hinesville Police Department for more than 30 years, retired. Her work was praised by coworkers ...

January 10, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty County set to celebrate MLK Day

From church services to plays to parades, few communities observe the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and celebrate the man behind it like Liberty ...

January 10, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


Howard named Hinesville city manager

Riceboro native Kenneth Howard was named the new Hinesville city manager Tuesday afternoon. The announcement was made during a special called meeting at Hinesville City ...

January 10, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Devendorf family works to keep developers at bay

Four of the more dangerous words in the Devendorf household when Meredith Devendorf was growing up were when her mother would say "I have an ...

January 10, 2018 | Pat Watkins Coastal Courier | Local news


Not rain, nor snow

As one Facebook post noted, "Rain or snow, Grandma will go!" The storm that paralyzed much of Liberty County and coastal Georgia Jan. 3 didn ...

January 10, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Shooting under investigation

Hinesville Police Department detectives are investigating a shooting in which a man was wounded Monday evening, HPD Det. Doug Snider said.

January 09, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Welcome to the world, Jason

Meet Jason Alexander Martinez, the first baby born in 2018 at Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville. Jason, who weighed 6 pounds and 4.5 ...

January 08, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Walthourville police chief expects to be fired Monday

Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman said he expects to be terminated Monday.

January 06, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Storm leads to slippery roads, worse

The sleet and snow that fell across Liberty County Wednesday was responsible for roughly 81 weather-related accidents, according to Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Deputy ...

January 06, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


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